Posted: 16/01/2018 at 08:10
My garden is 50 metres by 10 metres and I paid £1600 to have that stripped back to bare approximately 4 years ago. It was also heavily overgrown and the simplest solution was to rip everything out and start again because so many of the shrubs etc were well past their best anyway.
Your quote does seem a bit on the high side although if there is limited access for machinery it will take longer and therefore increase the cost.
I put the job up on Trustedtrader when I couldn't get hold of the person I wanted to use. Two of the quotes were within £100 of each other with the third being half the price. I discounted the cheapest immediately as it quickly became clear that his idea of clearing the garden was to cut everything down to ground level and leave all the roots.
The job actually did go to the person I'd been trying to contact. He'd been on holiday which explained why he hadn't responsed. He called me on the day I was going to give the job to one of the others, came round and gave a quote very similar to the other two. That at least gave me confidence that the figure being quoted was about right.